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VINS Nature Center
10am to 5pm Daily

Wild Bird Rehab is Open
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802.359.5000 x212
8am to 5pm

VINS Dedications Program

Remember. Memorialize. Pay Tribute.

Your tribute gift will provide important financial support to the Vermont Institute of Natural Science so that we can continue our mission of motivating individuals and communities to care for the environment.

VINS can help you remember, dedicate, celebrate, and commemorate with a personalized dedication placed on a VINS Bench located at the VINS Nature Center. A plaque inscribed with the dedication will be placed on the lower center of the bench back.

  • $5,000 10-year dedication
  • $7,500 15-year dedication
  • $10,000 in-perpetuity

The VINS Bench was designed by furniture maker Charles Shackleton and have been custom-made for us by ShackletonThomas in Bridgewater, Vermont.

Your contribution supports our many environmental education programs directed towards the adults and children that visit the VINS Nature Center each day.

For more information, including a list of available benches located throughout the VINS Nature Center, please call 802.359.5000 x229 or email donate@vinsweb.org.

VINS Bird Enclosures are available for a dedication of your choice. A panel with your name and dedication will be placed along with the exhibit education sign.

  • $5,000 10-year dedication

Your dedication will be maintained for 10 years, at which time you will be contacted to renew. The proceeds from your dedication donation will go directly towards the upkeep of our education display raptors.

For more information, including a list of available bird enclosures, please call 802.359.5000 x229 or email donate@vinsweb.org.

The Hawkfly at VINS is where most of our daily bird programs take place. Almost every single visitor to the Nature Center watches our programs. Each of the benches our visitors sit on during these programs is available for a dedication of your choice. A panel with your dedication will be placed on the back of each bench.

  • $2,500 10-year dedication

Your dedication will be maintained for 10 years, at which time you will be contacted to renew. The proceeds from your dedication donation will go directly towards our education programs.

For more information, including a list of available benches located in the Hawkfly, please call 802.359.5000 x229 or email donate@vinsweb.org.

VINS has many beautiful trees planted around campus, and they can be dedicated with a plaque with your dedication alongside them.

  • $3,000 10-year dedication

Your dedication will be maintained for 10 years, at which time you will be contacted to renew. The proceeds from your dedication donation will go directly towards the upkeep of our Nature Center. Arrangements can be made to plant additional trees in a mutually agreeable place on campus for your dedication.

For more information, including a list of available trees located throughout the VINS Nature Center, please call 802.359.5000 x229 or email donate@vinsweb.org.

Tree-Hawkfly-Dedications

For more information regarding the VINS Dedications Program, please call 802.359.5000 x229 or email donate@vinsweb.org.

We Rely on You

VINS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, wholly supported by memberships, admission and program fees, gifts, and grants. Donors will be listed in VINS Annual Report. VINS will not sell, trade, or share any donor's personal information with anyone else, nor send donor mailings on behalf of other organizations. VINS Tax ID: 03-0231665.